Louise Tilbrook is here for a quick-fire Five Questions on the topic of natural sheepy shades!
Yes! You read it correctly – I am finally knitting socks! This episode contains my socks-ploration, a yarn review of WYS Illustrious and a preview of In The Footsteps of Sheep, by Debbie Zawinski.
Having looked at designs which highlight the very best of what Mother Nature gave our sheepy friends, I thought that it might be an idea to think about transmuting some of our favourite colourful designs into natural shades….Let’s go grayscale! You may also see here that I use the term gradient very loosely.
We know that there are lots of gradient packs of coloured yarns out there….mini skeins of unicorn tails or teeny balls of yarns like gobstoppers, but there isn’t the same choice when it comes to the same for naturals there isn’t as much in terms of lovely packs or nuggets of naturally coloured loveliness.
However there are a few ways to work with what you might have in stash…and being a reader of KB you probably have quite a few natural British odds and ends, yes?! I thought so.
More natural gradients for you – Perfect for keeping warm this winter and looking spectacular too. I also have more yarny suggestions from our sponsor BritYarn to help further enable you!
Gradients have surely been one of the biggest trends of the last year or so; we love seeing beautiful hand-dyed gradient dye packs and there have been such amazing designs which are complemented with the ombre effect. I think natural sheep shades make such a striking effect and, in the first of a few posts, urge you to think more about the natural rainbow
I am a wee bit Shetland Wool Week lagged! Get a cuppa and come ’round for a catch up
I will tell you all about my Shetland Wool Week in the next episode of the podcast, but here are some of my images to hold you over until then. You can also listen to short Shetland Wool Week podcasts which I recorded each day of the event on the Shetland Wool Week blog!